Travelstart Named ‘Tanzania's Leading Travel Agency 2016’ By World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards 2016

Travelstart announces its win in the 2016 World Travel Awards – voted ‘Tanzania’s Leading Travel Agency’.

DAR ES SALAAM, 11 April 2016 -- Travelstart Tanzania has won the prestigious ‘Best Travel Agency in Tanzania’ at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016. The awards ceremony was held last Saturday at the Diamonds La Gemma, dell’Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Each year World Travel Award covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each geographical region. WTAs is recognised as the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industry for being the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought after awards programme in the industry.

The award, which is judged by an international jury of hospitality experts and peers, was presented to Travelstart Tanzania, Tanzania’s only online travel agency.

Upon receiving the award, Mr Abbas Rajani Managing Director of Travelstart Tanzania, made the following remarks:

“It is an honour and we are delighted to have been recognised by the World Travel Awards panel of experts. A special thank you to all the voters who have made it possible for us to win the award. We pride ourselves on providing consumers lowers fares as compared to other in the market. Being a young and progressive company, Travelstart is indeed a market leader in travel affordability, style and range in choice and service delivery excellence.

“We are committed to transforming the travel booking industry by tackling the complexities for both travellers and suppliers face including solving real problems as we continue to tackle the growing & vibrant travel industry in Tanzania”, he added.

Travelstart Tanzania wishes to thank all its staff, partners and travel lovers for their support on this incredible journey so far, leading up to this milestone and promises to keep bringing the absolute best in all things travel.

Recognised as the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards exists to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the industry. Winners are identifiable by the World Travel Awards Winner Shield located on the website’s home page. See the full list of winners in the 2016 World Travel Awards.

About Travelstart

Founded in 1999 in Sweden, Travelstart started up in South Africa in 2006 to focus on the emerging market opportunity. Travelstart addresses complexities in the African travel market by directly accessing local supply, solving language and currency problems as well as the diverse plethora of payment methods. In addition to its technology platform which meets the need of travel bookers on mobile and desktop devices, Travelstart prides itself on delivering an exceptional service experience to its customers.

Travelstart provides travellers with real-time access to thousands of flights from all carriers and serves 2 million monthly users in 16 countries. Travelstart has offices in Cape Town, Dubai, Istanbul, Lagos, Cairo and Dar es Salaam. For more information, please visit

About World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. In 2016, World Travel Awards will celebrate its historic 23rd anniversary year.


Lisa Baraba
Press release issued by Lisa Baraba, Communications Officer, Travelstart Tanzania | +255 22 2124881/2





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